Current Alerts

Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News

Producers enlisted to help trial new One Biosecurity program

8 February 2018

Producer-led trials of South Australia’s new farm biosecurity management program, One Biosecurity, will begin this month.

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Meet the Westlakes – farming South Australia’s future

8 February 2018

In the three years since self-labelled ‘Google farmers’ Alex and Mark Westlake bought their own 12-hectare plot outside of Murray Bridge, they’ve learned to be grateful for two things.

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$11.1 million to support Australian vineyard profitability and management

8 February 2018

A new $11.1 million research and development partnership between the State Government and Wine Australia will seek to improve the profitability of the grape and wine sector.

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Livestock care in extreme heat

7 February 2018

Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock during the current period of extreme heat.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Kilburn

3 February 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (med-fly) in Kilburn following the detection of a single female fly in the area on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.…

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Protecting South Australia's prawn industry from White Spot Disease

1 February 2018

A mandatory ban on the import of crustaceans from parts of Queensland has been extended to prevent the disease from entering South Australia.

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World-leading wine technology company to build headquarters in South Australia

1 February 2018

A Nuriootpa-based business – specialising in producing innovative wine technologies – has been offered a $500,000 State Government to support a project that will create 19 full-time equivalent ongoing jobs.

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National Carp Control Plan info sessions

1 February 2018

The community is invited to attend two FREE information sessions next week on the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP).

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Making the most of Tailem Bend's upcoming tourism boon

31 January 2018

A $200,000 State Government grant has been offered to Tailem Bend’s Riverside Hotel Motel to help create a new outdoor dining experience with spectacular views overlooking the River Murray.

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$3.7 million Clare Research Centre officially opened

30 January 2018

Clare will be home to the ‘jewel in the crown’ for grains research and development for the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula following today’s official opening of a modern 3.7 million research centre.

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